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Routes to Pyrrolidones

Feb 1997/Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
Chemistry and economics of 2-pyrrolidone, N-methyl pyrrolidone, vinyl pyrrolidone. Applications, producers and markets delineated.
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Biodegradable Polymers

Feb 1997/Renewable Chemicals and EnergyPolymers and Plastics
The commerical outlook for biodegradable polymers is presented. Polylactic acid, polyhydroxyalkonates, polycaprolactone, polybutyl succinate, and polymer blends with starch are examined.
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meta-Xylene/Isophthalic Acid

Feb 1997/Petrochemicals
Process technology and economics for production of m-xylene and isophthalic acid are presented. Applications and producers for isophthalic acid is discussed.
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LDPE/LLDPE

Feb 1997/Polymers and Plastics
This report examines the economic evaluation of LDPE and LLDPE production: LDPE via tubular reactor and autoclave, LLDPE via Unipol, via Borstar slurry, Phillips slurry, Spherilene, Unipol II (enhance condensation), Innovene w/HPT, and bimodal with metallocenes. Regional supply/demand forecasts.
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Developments in Superabsorbent Polymer Technology

Dec 1996/Polymers and Plastics
The latest technology advances in superabsorbent polymers is presented. Economics of starch based versus sodium acrylate are compared. Regional supply/demand forecasts.
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Acetic Acid Directly from Ethylene

Dec 1996/Petrochemicals
Show Denko's new process for converting ethylene directly to acetic acid is discussed. The economics of this new process is compared to conventional methanol carbonylation route. Regional supply/demand forecasts.
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High Performance Polyesters

Nov 1996/Polymers and PlasticsSpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
The technology and economics of several high performance polyesters is presented including modified PET (with isophthalic acid or cyclohexyldimethanol), polyethylene naphthalate, and polytrimethylene terephthalate. Applications and markets are also discussed.
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Unsaturated Polyesters

Oct 1996/Polymers and Plastics
The chemistry, processing, and economics of polyester production is presented. Economic comparison of PAN versus DCPD based resins is examined. The market structure and commercial situation is presented.
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Pulp Bleaching: A Life Cycle Case Study

Sep 1996/Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
A case study examining the the life cycle of pulp bleaching.
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Hexene-1 via Ethylene Trimerization

Sep 1996/Petrochemicals
The chemistry and economics of Phillips' new ethylene trimerization process is analyzed and compared to conventional LAO processes.

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